The exhibition press runs as an manifesto-like piece of writing questioning the role of the artist of colour in a white dominated art world context, particularly the collusive nature of market access and discourse, which it posits as inherently provisional for the POC perspective:
“Is being a token thaaaaaaat bad?
Damned if u do, damned if you don’t”
The text introduces the concept of “cultural confusion”, one where cultural exchange simply translates to western aesthetic dominance:
“Tacos ft yellow cheese
Burnt scalps from straightening your hair”
Rowe and Moncada are based in Conyers, Georgia, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, respectively, with the former taking part in the recent Peachtree Industrial exhibition at New York’s Bodega, which aqnb reviewed here.
See the Species website for details.**